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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » National Park Service denies request to stage 2013 pro bike race through Colorado National Monument
    to the LOC cites three principal reasons for denying the 2013 bike race request Under the management policies and 36 CFR 2 50 NPS superintendents may only allow events that have a meaningful association with a park or monument and foster greater visitor understanding of it A professional bicycle race will draw spectators and competitors whose presence at the monument stems from a desire to view or participate in an athletic contest not primarily to experience the monument or its values the letter states Conducting the race through the monument along narrow winding Rim Rock Drive poses a conflict with other park visitors and is therefore contrary to 36 CFR 2 50 Closing the 4 mile public right of way from the DS Road Glade Park turnoff to the east entrance also would inconvenience and interfere with park visitors as well as Glade Park residents Moreover the park s natural tranquility will be impaired by the activities necessary to support the race the letter adds NPS Management Policy 8 6 2 prohibits approval of for profit events that award participants with more than nominal prizes or appearance fees In addition the letter addresses a 1986 federal court decision regarding public right of way on a 4 mile segment of Rim Rock Drive east hill In its request for a race permit the LOC said that decision in Wilkenson v Dept of the Interior 634 F Supp 1265 1280 81 D Colo 1986 prevents the NPS from barring non recreational use of Rim Rock Drive In the reply letter Wessels and Eckert assert that a complete closure of the road segment to accommodate a professional bike race is inconsistent with that court ruling Finally the letter notes that a permit denial similar to that at Colorado National Monument was made by

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/national-park-service-denies-request-to-stage-2013-pro-bike-race-through-colorado-national-monument/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » CNMA is seeking its next Executive Director!
    follow up on assignments to ensure results are achieved Excellent customer service skills Good strategic thinking skills with the ability to see and communicate the big picture Ability to interact professionally at all levels including with NPS CNMA staff the board outside suppliers visitors and volunteers Effective conflict management skills Ability and willingness to engage in detailed activities to ensure work is completed and operations are covered Ability to analyze and interpret information including financial data to make sound decisions Ability to document and present analysis in a cohesive and compelling manner Creativity reliability resourcefulness integrity trustworthiness and a bias for action and results Fundraising skills are highly desirable REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration finance or a related field Five years of professional and managerial experience in retail operations communications PR or related preferably in a nonprofit environment Working Conditions Primarily office environment with some local and regional travel light work exerting up to 20 pounds occasionally and up to 10 pounds frequently physical ability to stand for sustained periods of time walking pushing pulling fingering grasping feeling talking hearing seeing and repetitive motions HOURS SCHEDULE 40 hours per week includes weekends and some evenings PROCEDURE Preference will be given to candidates who submit a letter of interest current résumé salary requirements and the names and contact information of three professional references by 5 00 p m Friday July 27 2012 to Executive Director Search Committee Chair Colorado National Monument Association Email info coloradonma org Regular Mail postmarked by the closing date Colorado National Monument Association 1750 Rimrock Drive Fruita Colorado 81521 A complete Colorado National Monument Association profile and Executive Director job description is available at www coloradonma org Upon selection for

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/cnma-is-seeking-its-next-executive-director/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » July 4th on the Monument
    and 11 00 a m The best viewing locations for watching the flag raising ceremony will take place at Independence Monument View Overlook and Otto s Trail Join a Ranger at Independence Monument View 8 30am 11am A ranger will be at Independence View overlook presenting programs on the climbing history of the Monument and early pioneer John Otto Witness the historic raising of the American Flag sometime between 10 11am and listen to patriotic songs provided by the Independence Brass Band The Legendary John Otto Ranger led hike 9 30am 10 30am Take a stroll with a ranger along Otto s Trail and explore the unique history of the legendary booster John Otto Meet at Otto s Trailhead located 1 mile east of the visitor center Be prepared for a 1 mile roundtrip hike Bring water and sunscreen For more information about the celebration visit the park website at www nps gov colm or call 970 858 3617 ext 360 Share and Enjoy Comments are closed Stay In Touch Search About CNMA Meet the Board Meet our Staff Rim Rock Shop Become a Member Rim Rock Business Partners Plan Your Visit Local Attractions Safety Tips Contact Us Monument Calendar

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/july-4th-on-the-monument/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Colorado National Monument Association
    open at 5 30 program begins at 6 15 Bring your friends and neighbors and join us for a fun evening celebrating the Colorado National Monument Association s accomplishments over the past year and hear about Read full article Comments Off Meet the Superintendent Posted by CNMA April 11th 2012 By Denise Hight Operations Manager Lisa Eckert didn t know she would become a park ranger during her childhood in Madison Wisconsin but she did know she wanted to work outdoors Some of her fondest childhood memories include walking across frozen lakes in the winter and skipping across fields of wildflowers in the spring carrying Read full article 4 Comments What do you love about national parks Help NPF share the best of the best Posted by CNMA April 11th 2012 National Park Foundation UNVEILS THE NEW www NationalParks orgCONNECTING NATIONAL PARK VISITORS FANS SUPPORTERS Powered By The People For the People New Community Provides Central Hub For Real Time Information Commentary Photos More From National Park Visitors and Supporters Washington D C April 11 2012 The National Park Foundation the official charity of Read full article Comments Off Older Entries Newer Entries Stay In Touch Search About CNMA Meet

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/page/15/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » Stage II Fire Restrictions Announced
    Visit Local Attractions Safety Tips Contact Us Monument Calendar National Park Designation Product Submission Guidelines for Artists and Vendors Donate Donate Now to Support CNM Recent News Big hearted Dakota members CNMA announces entry deadline for 2017 Colorado National Monument calendar Happy Holidays from CNMA Time to mail your last minute holiday cards Members Holiday Discount Continues through December Weather Grand Junction Regional Airport CO Last Updated on Feb 10

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/stage-ii-fire-restrictions-announced/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » A true pipe dream: Fruita and Colorado National Monument
    change The town of Fruita started work on the Fruita Pipeline an ambitious scheme that brought pure mountain spring water from Piñon Mesa into Fruita The Fruita Pipeline was a necessity if Fruita were to endure For the first 22 years of its existence Fruita obtained all of its water from the river The problem was that Fruita lay downstream from the growing community of Grand Junction and Grand Junction dumped all its waste water into the river where it floated straight down to Fruita Fruita desperately needed a source of clean uncontaminated water for its residents The citizens of Fruita found it but it was over twenty miles away on top of Piñon Mesa To get the water into Fruita the water would have to travel from the mesa through the red rock canyons and over the river The Fruita Pipeline involved a series of wooden pipes that would carry water from reservoirs on top of the mesa and down through the canyons To get the water into Fruita a bridge was built over the river incorporating the pipeline The pipeline and the bridge were started in 1906 and completed a year later Among the many men hired by the City of Fruita to work on the pipeline was an eccentric wanderer named John Otto When John Otto arrived in the area he fell in love with the canyons west of Fruita In 1907 he wrote I came here last year and found these canyons and they feel like the heart of the world to me I m going to stay and build trails and promote this place because it should be a national park The rest as they say is history Otto spearheaded fundraising campaigns collected signatures for petitions penned newspaper editorials and wrote endless letters to local and federal politicians in support of national recognition for his adopted home He was seen as an eccentric and his ideas were initially met with skepticism but his enthusiasm for his beloved canyons was contagious Many people joined him in his efforts and deluged Washington politicians with letters of support Finally on May 24 1911 President Taft signed the proclamation that established Colorado National Monument But the construction of the pipeline and the establishment of Colorado National Monument was only the start of the story In the 105 years since the Fruita Bridge opened up the land to the south of the river to the citizens of Fruita Fruita s connection with the Monument has grown even stronger Construction of Highway 340 starting in 1939 made access to the Monument and the Redlands much easier from Fruita Fruita s now burgeoning tourism industry got its start due to the town s close proximity to the Monument Tourism to the Monument was given a boost when the Rim Rock Drive through the Monument started in November 1931 and built in part through local labor and skill was completed in April 1950 Area tourism further increased when the Colorado National Monument Visitor

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/a-true-pipe-dream-fruita-and-colorado-national-monument/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » CNMA Annual Meeting
    plans for the coming year Come meet the board fellow CNMA members and Lisa Eckert Colorado National Monument s new Superintendent Bring a guest If your guest joins CNMA you will both receive a complimentary gift as our way of saying thanks for supporting the Monument Special presentation by Greg Mikolai Emmy award winning filmmaker of the Rocky Mountain PBS documentary Celebrating 100 Years of John Otto s Dream DVD copies of the documentary will be available for purchase Silent auction featuring many items from businesses in the Grand Valley Proceeds support programs at Colorado National Monument Unveiling of the 2013 Colorado National Monument calendar with several of the contributing photographers in attendance Refreshments will be served Call 970 858 3617 ext 360 or 308 for more information Share and Enjoy Comments are closed Stay In Touch Search About CNMA Meet the Board Meet our Staff Rim Rock Shop Become a Member Rim Rock Business Partners Plan Your Visit Local Attractions Safety Tips Contact Us Monument Calendar National Park Designation Product Submission Guidelines for Artists and Vendors Donate Donate Now to Support CNM Recent News Big hearted Dakota members CNMA announces entry deadline for 2017 Colorado National Monument calendar Happy

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/cnma-annual-meeting/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » Meet the Superintendent
    places Her career in the National Park Service has been a perfect fit for her sense of adventure as she has worked in twelve different national parks in locations as varied as Denali in Alaska to Grand Canyon as well as New York City and Washington D C Although she has happy memories of every place she has worked she has a special spot in her heart for Denali National Park and Preserve because of its sense of space and place Everything there is so big and so empty that you feel tiny and humble It s a good place to get a proper perspective of the world She also feels a particular affinity for the red rock canyon country of the west including Colorado National Monument where she worked as a seasonal Park Service employee during the 1980s and early 90s She has many stories about her time here such as researching and portraying Beatrice Farnham and talking about John Otto for the Monument s Living History presentations She also presented a program on how animals see at night which she developed after she worked as a patrol ranger on the night shift and she would see animals eyes illuminated in her car headlights These incidents made her curious about the nocturnal wildlife in the Monument When Lisa isn t working she loves to travel both in the United States and internationally In December 2008 and January 2009 she took a 17 day trek to Nepal where she hiked to the base camp at Mt Everest She has also traveled to East Africa twice where she rented a jeep met the locals and took photographic safaris in Kenya Tanzania and the Seychelles She has also traveled abroad for her job including her participation in a detail opportunity in Croatia where she taught returning war refugees ranger skills including interpretive skills which was all then translated to the group by a language interpreter The job of park superintendent carries a great deal of responsibility and accountability The superintendent is ultimately responsible for the park budget all park related incidents including visitor and resource protection But Lisa comes well prepared for the job About half of Lisa s 30 year career with the National Park Service has been in superintendent positions She said she became an accidental superintendent when she was a division chief and was encouraged to apply to become a park manager in Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site in North Dakota She took a leap of faith and has been in superintendent positions ever since such as her preceding position as superintendent at the Horace Albright Training Center in Grand Canyon When Lisa found out she got the job of superintendent here she said I was so excited It felt like I was coming home Lisa s first priority at Colorado National Monument is to study the 2005 General Management Plan for the Monument in order to understand and know the Monument s resources and goals of

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/meet-the-superintendent/ (2016-02-10)
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